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- The act of indulging.
- 1654, H[enry] Hammond, Of Fundamentals in a Notion Referring to Practise, London: […] J[ames] Flesher for Richard Royston, […], →OCLC:
- will all they that either through indulgence to others or fondness to any sin in themselves, substitute for repentance any thing that is less than a sincere, uniform resolution of new obedience
- 1922, Maneckji Nusservanji Dhalla, Zoroastrian Civilization, page 220:
- As indulgence in several wives depended mainly on the length of a man's purse, the poor naturally contented themselves with monogamy.
- The act of catering to someone's every desire.
- A wish or whim satisfied.
- Something in which someone indulges.
- 1834, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], chapter I, in Francesca Carrara. […], volume II, London: Richard Bentley, […], (successor to Henry Colburn), →OCLC, page 5:
- I made but one error—giving way to petulance in the earlier instance; that lost me the Prince of Conti. Temper is bourgeois indulgence, though I own to a predilection for it.
- An indulgent act; a favour granted; gratification.
- (Roman Catholicism) A pardon or release from the expectation of punishment in purgatory, after the sinner has been granted absolution.
- 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin, published 2010, page 555:
- To understand how indulgences were intended to work depends on linking together a number of assumptions about sin and the afterlife, each of which individually makes considerable sense.
act of indulging
catering to someone's every desire
something in which someone indulges
indulgent act; favour granted; gratification
pardon or release from the expectation of punishment in purgatory
indulgence f (plural indulgences)